UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

The Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration

UNC Charlotte's MPA Program named second best value college in the country for earning an MPA degree.  

Read the article here

Curt Walton, MPA Alumni and Executive in Residence, is now interim associate provost for Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs for UNC CHarlotte. To read more about this story: http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/06/14/curt-walton-takes-on-new-title-at-unc-charlotte.html

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall 2016- August 1, 2016
  • Spring 2017- December 1, 2016

The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to provide education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors, conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration, and serve the community.

MPA students have the option to concentrate their studies in several specialized areas:

  • Non-Profit Management
  • Urban Management & Policy
  • Arts Administration
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Finance

Certificates are available to students wanting specialized training within Non-Profit ManagementUrban Management & Policy, Emergency Management and Public Finance; but not necessarily interested in pursuing a Masters degree.

The MPA Program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs & Administration (NASPAA.)  The MPA program and Certificate programs have approximately 100 enrolled graduate students.

Click Here for the MPA Program Handbook

Jerry Fox and Chancellor Dubois at the

ribbon-cutting in August, celebrating the

naming of The Gerald G. Fox Master of

Public Administration program

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To see what our students have been up to lately please check out the annual MPA Bulletin: